You don’t have to have an expensive camera, a high end editing system, or
a paid film crew ( you can if you want), but you do have to believe in
your work and believe in it’s purpose as a moving image experience.
Make us laugh, make us cry, bring us to our knees or make us jump for
Joy. Blow us away with your creativity or give us reason to pause…..we
want to watch wonderful films that we may never have gotten to see if we
hadn’t started this festival… films that honor the moving image and creativity.
Films that don't fit the mold of other fests...we're different.
We don't care when it was made as long as it is not older than you. We don't care what awards it has won or how many other festivals it has been in...we want to share those gems that you shared with friends, or thought day and night about doing and finally did on your phone because you couldn't afford a big camera, but you love movies and the moving image.
We want to share them with others. Your film can be made, with a video camera, a film camera (super 8mm or 16mm), on your phone, or any digital or analog source that captures the moving image. It can be animated, or stop motion, or fast motion, or slow motion.....
Film entries must be accompanied by a no more than one page
statement of purpose, telling us why you made the film, why you love it, and what makes it guerrilla filmmaking….we won’t hold it against you if it’s not a
do it yourself low budget operation, but it helps if it is. The guerrilla low budget film element is the creative challenge that we are looking for.
"Guerrilla filmmaking is driven by passion with whatever means is at hand"
The Festival will be held over
two days in the spring,
May 19-20, 2017
at Dixon Springs State Park, Southern Illinois
Our top award - THE LAUREL AND HARDY HANDSHAKE AWARD
all other awards are driven by the people that watch the films...
audience awards. Please the crowd and you will get an award.
NOTE: SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 28, 2017....
* No international entries
*No shorter than a minute, no longer than an hour.
*No finished date requirement…beyond your own years, i.e. the finished film can’t be older than you.
*It must have a title and credits
*Submit a ONE page statement of purpose telling us:
why you made the film
why you love it
PLEASE USE WEBSITE TO SUBMIT ONE PAGE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE - ON SUBMIT FILM FORM (at the bottom of the form) thank you
all work, music and audio must be free of any copyright issues. All creative elements must be either your own work or from a creative commons source. (contact us if you have any questions, there may be exceptions.)
***The guerilla low budget film element is the creative challenge that we are looking for.
NO LIMIT TO FILM ENTRIES - send as many as you want (one submission form per film)